Bowstring Advises Datavail on its Recent Acquisition of Navantis

February 14, 2017 | Atlanta, GA

Bowstring Advisors (“Bowstring”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to Datavail, North America’s largest provider of managed services for data integration, management and database administration, in its recent acquisition of Navantis, a 200-person Microsoft Premier Partner based in Toronto, Canada.

Founded in 1998, Navantis has deep Microsoft application modernization, development, integration and management expertise. Navantis has long been recognized as a Microsoft “go-to partner” with its current nine Gold and nine Silver Microsoft Partner certifications. Navantis leverages the entire Microsoft solution stack of technologies to address its clients’ application and data integration business needs. The company’s offerings include application development, support and systems integration across the Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Share Point and .NET services suites.

“We’re excited to welcome the Navantis team to Datavail to expand and deepen our footprint in the Microsoft application modernization, development and integration space,” said Scott Frock, COO of Datavail. “Their reputation in the Microsoft world among both clients and partners is unparalleled, and we believe we can combine our data-centric expertise with Navantis’ applications expertise to bring an extended range of offerings and solutions to our clients.”

Datavail manages the data services for hundreds of clients, both on premises and in the cloud, and works with those clients on comprehensive, end-to-end managed operations and support. Andy Papadopoulos, CEO of Navantis, will remain with the organization as head of the Microsoft Solutions Division of Datavail.

“Datavail is one of the few companies that has truly built a 24×7 managed services model for its clients,” said Papadopoulos. “Together we can now build and manage our clients’ application and data services so they can focus on growing their businesses.”

Don Holbrook, Managing Director of Bowstring Advisors, commented, “The acquisition of Navantis brings Datavail access to the Canadian talent pool as well as the Microsoft technology stack. It is a great fit for Datavail’s growth plans.”

We're excited to welcome the Navantis team to Datavail to expand and deepen our footprint in the Microsoft application modernization, development and integration space.

Scott Frock
COO
Datavail